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iAPX: The funny thing is traveling "all over the world" and talking about pollution.

We all have good reasons to pollute, to use non-renewable resources, but the most hypocrites are those doing so in the name of ecology. He's one of this crowd.

I am proud to *NOT* traveling around the world to do photography or whatever else, using walking, bicycling or metro using renewable hydro-electricity: at some point with 7 billions people here, you have to limit your impact on the world, instead consuming as much as you can using whatever excuse will fit.

@iAPX, Hmm, its hypocritical to travel the world to make a living like this photographer and by chance informing people about the impacts on the planet? Sorry but it comes across as stroking ones own ego instead of caring about the environment making remarks like that. Should I not listen to something good you say about reducing travel because you "hypocritically" use disposable cups at takeaways instead of bringing your own cup? To start a change you need awareness first, and photography is a great way to bring this awareness.
But as you are also right, and for the fun of it (ok, and my own ego to some point as well I guess), I'll walk to the shops today instead of taking the car, so your post did reduce one carbon inducing trip today :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On photo B&W Fog in the Dark challenge (13 comments in total)

Great shot, well deserved win! congrats

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 13th comment
On photo Pfeiffer Beach in the - Landscape with Vanilla Sky - (in Full Colours + A Border) challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations, one of my favourites with the soft color shades, great show case of an UWA

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 00:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (30 comments in total)
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Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

Great job Lensmate, composition and focus point work well for me, and I like your samples and gallery, thanks for adding.

(Obviously you can't please everyone, but if they are only around for a few months, have no pictures to back their claims and are generally rude to everyone in their 50 or so comments, just ignore them (don't waste your time trying to look through their gallery and comments, waste of time :) ))

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 21:13 UTC

Meh, not my type of humor, although I can't deny I always want that newest lens and halve expect to be able to make images like they provide in the manufacturers image gallery. Fortunately past experiences have helped on not getting all those lenses.

On a side note, is this DPR's view of its own customers? they do seem to cater to and most definitely benefit from this crowd a lot as a gear site ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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Universal Creations: The first diagram looks a bit fabricated, because -9 is used twice on the vertical axis. What software does make this mistake?

the same software that forgets to put in -8, pebkac

looks like manually entered axis values, safe to assume the -9 below the -7 is the -8

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 09:23 UTC
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (362 comments in total)
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Leonp: The shots look alright at 100% and then I realise that an actual print on that size would not even fit in this room.

if your room is below 70 cm by 45 cm (or 27.5 x 18.3") assuming a 300 dpi print, then unfortunately, it will not fit :) although printing at 75 dpi will give you a very nice wall filling shot.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 08:18 UTC

D5: 16 points
1Dxii: 22 points
A9: 34 points

I shoot Sony, but I would have expected the Nikon to be my number 1, as some of my favorite photographers use it. Nice test/video in any case

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 19th comment
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lolopasstrail: So my takeaway after reading all these comments is that this new Nikon model doesn't matter, because some imaginary competitor model that doesn't exist is far better.

Can't for the life of me figure out why all those Sony fanboys are posting so much nonsense in this thread, what's the point. This looks like a great camera, arguably the best out there at the moment, certainly in this price bracket. I'm sure my friends shooting Nikon will be very happy with it when upgrading. Personally very glad to see the quality bar still being raised, gives me good hopes for my own upgrade options in the future.

Now I think I'll go put a Minolta logo on my s-cameras

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:38 UTC
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RCicala: Well, I just bought one. Anybody interested in the teardown :-)
I gotta see how this works. . . . .

Would be great to see a tear down (and rebuild of course :) ), perhaps someone starts a kickstarter project to copy it like the Petzval.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 14:18 UTC
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xoio: Whatever next.... Some idiot spilling a hot drink on themselves whilst holding it irresponsibly, then successfully suing the vendor because of a technical 'loophole', where the cup lacked a 'warning hot contents' label, thus being able to 'pass the buck' of their lack of common sense onto said vendor......

Oh wait ....... :-/

@dcolak, yes I read the trial report. Just to alert, outside the US your tea and coffee are still served at regular 'normal' temperatures that can burn you.
And no, I do not drink my tea at 100C, or my coffee at 96C, I let it cool down to drinkable levels. Also before giving it to children I let it cool to safe levels.

@Yake, I responded as dcolak found it suitable to give links to severe injuries, additionally outside of the US this is another case that is frowned upon for the legal system having gone mental.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
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xoio: Whatever next.... Some idiot spilling a hot drink on themselves whilst holding it irresponsibly, then successfully suing the vendor because of a technical 'loophole', where the cup lacked a 'warning hot contents' label, thus being able to 'pass the buck' of their lack of common sense onto said vendor......

Oh wait ....... :-/

"Legitimate process" right, you put a cup of near boiling liquid between your legs and unfortunately spill it. Both tea and coffee are made by extracting at temperatures in the range of 90-100 degrees C (96-98 for Coffee). The actual injury does not make poor judgement and an unfortunate spill a legitimate process, it makes it a very very very unfortunate accident with horrific results.

Its like falling down stairs, if you break your neck it does not become a legitimate process, if you are pushed, or the coffee is pored into your lap (say when handing over the coffee at the drive thru, or the cups cannot be opened without spilling), that would make it a legitimate process. That process was more about gold digging lawyers.

I can only hope we manage to get common sense into law globally.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 12:17 UTC
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Doug Pardee: Apparently the on-going mess regarding copyright of Vivian Maier's photos isn't deterring other film-finders from publishing photos they have no apparent copyright to. Or perhaps Dutch copyright law is more forgiving than American law.

Dutch copyright lasts until 70 years after the photographer dies, or 70 years after the photo was taken/published if it was owned by an institution. So this photo is most likely still under copyright, only thing I do not know is how this applies to the selling of the film/camera. Did rights transfer with the sale or not.

Big difference in NL is that common sense is often present, and the publishing of this photo with the goal of identifying the people is extremely unlikely to result in a lawsuit.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 22:54 UTC
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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bakhtyar kurdi: I wish I had Fujifilm GFX 50S and 120mm f4 to try macro photography, don't laugh at me, that is the point of the video, and most buyers of this expensive thing are that kind of people, please help, I went to a camera store and told them what is the best camera right now, they told me Canon 5DIII, and what is the best portrait lens? it is Canon 85/1.2II, so I bought them, but I am very disappointed, everything is blurry, my cell phone was much better.

Small insider tip, there is no "best camera", only a most profitable for the shop, or favorite of the seller. For your best camera they would need to know your interests, skill level, willingness to carry gear around etc. The best camera is a medium format with some amazingly expensive glass, think multiple car's worth, then again for someone else the best camera is an iPhone, or something in between. Key thing though, for any camera, it takes time (and study) to get the most out of it

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 15:04 UTC

On the detection task, you scored: 8 out of 10 (no guessing)

I should say several of them should have been altered, and looking at bad photographs is something I'd rather avoid :) I did expect to be doing worse than this though, a professional alteration is impossible to spot

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 20:53 UTC as 140th comment

If an animal triggering a camera using a light trap is a photographers copyright, or if it is on a timer, why is this different for a pressure triggered trap? and what is this pressure point is as small as the camera button? Completely absurd this case and it keeps reminding me of the movie Idiocracy.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 23:08 UTC as 47th comment | 11 replies
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Jonathan Brady: I think it's a smart move. Even if 100% of the people affected by this move decide to never use Photobucket again, that only means more money for the company because they won't have to host their images anymore. These people weren't paying Photobucket a dime as it was so Photobucket isn't missing out on any revenue. They're just saving expenses. Most businesses want to keep every customer they possibly can including the cheapest and most troublesome, with a few exceptions. In this case these users aren't even customers. They are essentially resource leeches. My guess is that those in charge at Photobucket are celebrating every time somebody swears off their service because it's not free anymore.
Having said that, I think they could have chosen a lower price point and converted a lot of these leeches into paying customers but probably not. People who get something for free for a decade are unlikely to want to pay for it when all they have to do is switch to somebody else who will give them the same thing for free.

Those leeches were generating advertising revenue for them, but that was no longer enough it seems. Moving to 400$ annual fee for hosting a few images where a regular web hosting service will cost you 25-50$/year is beyond absurd and a clear signs of a company going bankrupt.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
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Brian_Smith: Today's Metabones Smart Adapter Firmware Update v57 adds Sony A9 Support. Any tests previous to this update are irrelevant.

Still good DPR places this so prominently as I hope it pushes Sony to aid in adapter and other lens compatibility/support

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)
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Hugo600si: Can't wait to see what gets moved down to the A7III, but I'm afraid it may be the price point :/

As a 30 year+ Minolta/Sony shooter I have a lot of positives about Sony, but saying they are cheap hasn't been one yet. Looking at the top end bodies, they are pretty darn aggressive in their pricing though these days so hopefully you are right and this is part of their strategy also trickling down into the non pro line. I bought my nex-7, a77 and a700 at introduction prices due to their features and quality, those prices were not really competitive :).

The lenses have always been (a little) above competition as well (since Minolta days we keep saying it is due to the lower quantity :) ) so perhaps this will also improve along with the bodies.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 09:33 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 comments in total)

Can't wait to see what gets moved down to the A7III, but I'm afraid it may be the price point :/

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 140th comment | 3 replies
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